Kigali Leads Continent in 'Smart' Waste Management Systems
The Ministry of ICT and Innovation has started the search for a firm to implement a smart system for waste management in Kigali city. During the pilot phase, smart waste collection stations will be installed in 10 public markets across all three districts that make up Kigali. City authorities hope the proposed project will make the waste collection process smarter and data driven. Experts argue that addressing waste management in Africa's fast growing cities will require innovative engineering and technology-based solutions.
Kigali to Pilot 'Smart' Waste Management System
New Times, 1 September 2020
With Kigali's population expected to double by 2035, waste management, affordable housing, and access to transport services as well as water are critical issues. Read more »
Experts Call for Joint Efforts in City Waste Management
Citizen, 27 August 2020
Environmental experts and key industry players are pushing for an integrated system, which will help direct waste materials produced in the city into proper channels or create… Read more »
'Current Practice of Waste Management in Abuja Is Unsustainable'
Daily Trust, 27 November 2019
A lecturer at the Department of Environmental Science, Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK), Dr Adati Ayuba Kadafa, has said municipal solid waste management is fast becoming an… Read more »
Tshwane Waste Pickers Gearing Up to Work With the City
groundWork, 29 January 2020
Since 2010 five landfill sites have been closed in the Tshwane area leading to the displacement of more than 500 waste pickers, who depend on waste recovery as bread and butter for… Read more »
Healthcare Waste - What to Do With It?
UNEP, 9 April 2020
Interview with Keith Alverson, Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) International Environmental Technology Centre in Osaka, Japan. The Centre has produced a… Read more »
An electronic waste management system which earned Nobuhle Ndebele, Lindokuhle Nene, Reitumetse Nkhahle and Gauta Matlou the top spot at the 2019 Hult Prize Challenge may be enough ... Read more »
Two young scientists and entrepreneurs in West Africa show how ambition and determination - and a little support - can transform plastic waste into jobs, education and hope for ... Read more »
The new guidelines will encourage more businesspeople to invest in waste recycling to improve waste management, Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and ... Read more »
To increase collection of waste, close illegal open waste sites, and ensure fair and inclusive employment, Accra integrated its informal waste collectors into the city's official ... Read more »
Human Rights Watch has found that Kabwe mine's waste dumps remain, exposing nearby residents to windblown lead dust and threatening community health. Children are particularly ... Read more »
Workers sort garbage at Nduba dump site in Gasabo District.